Dubai, UAE, 18 October 2019: Miguel Neto of Bin Drai Karting Team sent a message to championship rival Emirates Racing by claiming pole position earlier today to kick off Round Three of the Dubai Kartdrome Endurance Championship Powered by MSW.
Neto nailed a best lap time of 1:09.475 in qualifying on the 1.25-kiolmetre Reverse Switchback Circuit at Dubai Kartdrome to secure pole for defending Pro Champion Bin Drai Karting Team. Emirates Racing was just 0.370 seconds off the leader’s best time to claim P2.
Team Emirates placed fourth overall with a best lap time of 1:10.050, giving it top position in the Corporate category. Championships contender LD Russia was close behind, nabbing sixth on the grid.
Bin Drai Karting Team fielded an all-Portuguese line-up for Round Three, which means the team also qualified top in Nations Cup, beating out the all-Russian squad of LD Russia.
After 152 laps of endurance racing, Bin Drai has made good use of pole position, currently leading the race over Team Emirates, followed by Emirates Racing.
Report & Photos: Aaron Meriwether